WASHINGTON - The same president who aggressively harnesses the power of the press to promote his agenda has taken to lacing his comments with criticisms of the media, with no bigger target than the gabby culture of cable television.
The irritation has reached another level recently over Fox News, which Obama and his aides have brazenly tried to marginalize by calling it a Republican outlet that shouldn't be treated like a real news network. Yet publicly singling out one news organization is but the most highly publicized push-back from an Obama White House that began back during last year's campaign building a reputation for aggressively confronting reporters over stories it doesn't like and using hardball tactics to try to get its way.
Do you agree with msnbc?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:35 PM on Oct. 26, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
It's not a MSNBC Article. It's an Associated Press Article. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_AND_THE_MEDIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2009-10-26-13-36-29
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:47 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
Answer by momof030404 at 3:50 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
I agree with this, "But with more than 70 percent of Americans saying television is their main source of national and international news, according to a Pew Research survey, it's clear that Obama and his advisers are most riled by what's on nonstop cable."
And this: "Predictably, Obama's media coverage has turned more negative since the start of his term. That reflects the partisan tensions in Washington, setbacks on many of his top agenda items, and the traditional adversarial, watchdog role of the White House press corps."
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:51 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
Answer by mogencreative at 3:59 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 4:10 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
Answer by Scorpio359 at 4:30 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 5:07 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
You are so right Scorpio. Even Hugo Chavez started his campaign to control the news with only one station then went on from there.
Answer by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Oct. 26, 2009
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